A Little Adventure with Little Barny Bear

Husband and I took the kids to RHS Wisley a few weeks ago. Unusually, it was not raining so I thought it would be a perfect day for exploring and wandering around aimlessly. Moozles is 5 1/2 and she loves a little adventure. Dubz is 21-months old and he turns everything into an adventure. I brought a picnic blanket. Despite the fact that it is winter, I thought it would be fun for us to have our elevenses picnic-style. I packed two boxes of Barny snacks, apple and strawberry. Each box contains five snacks, so I thought we could try a few then have some left over for another day and another adventure. Ah, best laid plans.
We made it about five minutes into our visit to Wisley before the kids cried hunger. It was only 10am, they had already had breakfast at home and a banana each during the 30-minute car ride. So I brought out the Barny snacks. At first, Dubz did not want to eat Barny. He loved that it was shaped like a bear and he just wanted to hold it. But his curiosity (and greed) got the better of him. And one by one the snacks were eaten. In fact, the kids were eating the snacks in every photo I took. And by the time we reached our picnic spot, there were no Barny snacks left. I didn’t even get to take photos of the Barny snack boxes on our lovely plaid blanket as the boxes were empty and crumpled. Moozles especially liked the strawberry snacks so I will soon be buying those as well as giving the chocolate ones a try. Barny snacks would be a fab addition to our weekend adventures, as well as provide Moozles with a fun lunchbox treat! 
This post is an entry for the Britmums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here. I was sent two packs of Barny snacks for review purposes. The opinions expressed are completely my own.

Who Needs a Stinkin’ Footmuff?!

Oh yeah, he doesn’t like buggysnuggles or shoes. Sheesh.
Ever since Dubz was 18-months old, he hasn’t been a big fan of his footmuff. Unfortunately, this coincided with the beginning of winter. Dubz is too fidgety for an all-in-one, but after much perusal of the interweb, I found the solution. So, for the past two months, Dubz has been wearing fleecy waterproof trousers on top of his normal trousers. 

Waterproof Fleece Lined Pull-Ups A8512I found a really warm pair from JoJoMamanBebe. They are quick and easy to pull on and off. The trousers are comfy for Dubz, plus water and wind-resistant. If it starts to drizzle a bit, I don’t have to rush putting on the rain cover. As long as the hood of the buggy is open, Dubz stays nice and dry. I wash the trousers once a week or once every other week, depending if they’ve been worn sitting in the buggy or splashing about in muddy puddles. They dry quickly on the radiator so no need to go a day without. The trousers come in pink and blue, and fit up to age 5-6. I was initially worried about spending £18.00 on them, but they were well worth it. Plus, I had a 15% off code which made them a great bargain. Yea to being warm! 

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored in any way. 
I just love this product and wanted to tell you all about it.


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Violeta from Mango

A couple of months ago I received an email from Mango about their new range of plus-size clothing, Violeta by Mango. I was excited since Mango seem to have very few of their clothes available in size XL and I am still carrying the baby weight. Today I received an email from Mango. I was excited to check out the collection, which has clothing from size 14 to 24. Here are the some cute looks that I would wear:
Slim-fit Royal jeans Striped slub cardigan Tencel shirt dress
Although there were a few pretty items, for the most part the collection was quite bland. I had assumed the clothes would be for a similar age bracket as the regular Mango clothing. But it looks like some of the clothes are for older ladies. I’m no spring chicken at 38, but these clothes would age me twenty years. And I don’t know many 58-year old women who want to look 58. These are three looks that are neither fashionable nor flattering:
  Paisley shirt dressBelt flecked cardiganPolka-dot blouse
If you want affordable, stylish plus-size clothing, I suggest checking out ASOS Curve or New Look Plus Size.